For this JOU3109c assignment, I had to create a Practice News Release (PNR) for Kanapaha Botanical Garden’s annual Fall Garden Festival. This assignment was very beneficial for me because I am a Public Relations major and writing press releases is necessary for careers in PR.
KANAPAHA BOTANICAL GARDEN
4700 S.W. 58th Drive
Gainesville, FL 32608
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Nov. 19-20 2016
Carly Rogers, Intern
Phone Number: (352) 372-4981
Fax Number: (352) 372-5892
Kanapaha Botanical Gardens Highlights Bamboo Collection for Annual Fall Garden Festival
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Plant lovers unite! Kanapaha Botanical Gardens, home to the largest collection of bamboo in Florida, will host its annual Fall Garden Festival Nov. 19, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Nov. 20, 2016 from 10 a.m. 5 p.m.
The Fall Garden Festival features about 175 booths offering plants, landscape displays, garden accessories, arts and crafts, educational exhibits and food.
“For a lot of the nurserymen and growers around here, this is a place where they can showcase and sell all the things they’ve been growing throughout the year,” said Alexis Caffrey, Director of Kanapaha Botanical Gardens.
All kinds of plants will be for sale, such as bamboo, crape myrtle, magnolias, and azaleas. Twenty food booths including typical fair food, and Greek, Soul, and Vegetarian food will also be available.
Admission is $8 for adults and $5 for children ages three to 13. Children can plant and take home a flowering plant, complimentary of Hatchett Creek Nursery and the Kanapaha Botanical Gardens.
Main stage performances are scheduled for an hour on Saturday starting at 11 a.m. On Sunday, performances are from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The 62-acre Kanapaha Botanical Gardens is the second largest and most diverse botanical garden in the state. Built around Lake Kanapaha, the park features twenty-four gardens, including the largest herb garden in the South. Kanapaha Botanical Gardens is operated by the North Florida Botanical Society, a non-profit educational organization.
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